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Olinga Tahzib

Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib spoke at Professional Negligence Bar Association event

On October 6th 2022, Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib presented a talk on the topic of Law and Statistics entitled ‘An Introduction to Statistics’ for the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA). The Professional Negligence Bar Association is an organisation with some 900 members including 80 silks. The work undertaken by its members includes generic professional indemnity issues and specialisation concerning legal, clinical, financial and construction professionals, and extends to matters of ethics, discipline, regulatory control and public law accountability. Harry Trusted and Olinga Tahzib both spoke at the recent PNBA event which was an introduction to statistics for advocates. The talk was introduced by Tom Grant KC, Chair of the PNBA. Approximately 30 barristers practicing in different branches of Professional…

Events 7 Oct, 2022

150 rankings for Outer Temple Barristers by Legal 500 UK 2023

The Legal 500 UK 2023 Rankings have been announced and Outer Temple Chambers is delighted with the results. With over 60 barristers now holding rankings across 27 practice areas and some glowing feedback, we are honoured to have been described as a “go-to set” once again. We are particularly delighted that the hard work of our juniors has been noticed and would like to congratulate Bianca Venkata and Victoria Brown for their elevation from Rising Stars to a Tiered ranking. As they now start working their way up the ranks we welcome four new juniors into the Rising Stars category; Alex Cisneros, Carin Hunt, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. Congratulations also to Alex Haines, Clare Baker, David Haines, Joshua Hitchens…

News 29 Sep, 2022

ames Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib published in APIL’s PI Focus

James Counsell QC and Olinga Tahzib have recently contributed to an article, entitled ‘Picking up the Pieces’, in the June edition of APIL’s ‘PI Focus’. The article draws practitioners’ attention to ‘must read’ guidance provided by Johnson J in the case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7 (QB).  In eight conjoined claims for psychiatric injuries caused by non-recent sexual abuse by Barry Bennell, the Court ruled that the Claimants would have been entitled to separate awards for pain, suffering and loss of amenity and for the abuse itself, had they been successful on liability and two of the Claimants would have been awarded substantial damages for loss of earnings as professional footballers.  Please…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Personal Injury 16 Jun, 2022

FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2021] UKSC 45

Olinga Tahzib considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Brownlie (No 2) and asks what next in jurisdiction for tort claims in a post-Brexit England and Wales? In January 2010, Lady Brownlie was on holiday in Egypt staying at the Four Seasons hotel. She booked through the concierge a jeep tour which went tragically wrong when the vehicle in which she, her husband Sir Ian Brownlie, Ian’s daughter Rebecca and her two sons were travelling crashed in the desert. Sir Ian and his daughter were both killed and Lady Brownlie suffered significant injuries. She pursued claims for damages under Egyptian law, in contract and in tort, for personal injuries and also dependency for wrongful death. She started her…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Travel 26 Oct, 2021

Olinga Tahzib appears in virtual public hearing to examine child protection in religious organisations and settings

Olinga Tahzib appears this week in the second stage of the substantive hearing in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into Religious Organisations and Settings. The hearing – which is being conducted entirely remotely – examines child protection policies and practices in religious organisations in England and Wales. These include Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, Methodists, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhist and non-conformist Christian denominations. Yesterday, Olinga examined PR-A5, a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who was abused as a child by Peter Stewart, a ministerial servant within the congregation. PR-A5 was the claimant in the landmark case of A v The Trustees of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society and Others [2015] EWHC 1722 (QB), in which she was…

News, Personal Injury 11 Aug, 2020

Developments in the law on duty of care – Olinga Tahzib published in Journal of Personal Injury Law

Olinga Tahzib published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law. An article by Olinga Tahzib titled ‘Beyond the will-o’-the-wisp: duty of care after the death of the three-stage Caparo test’ has been published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law in June 2020 (J.P.I.Law, 2, 93-98). In his article, Olinga reviews recent developments in the law governing the existence of a duty of care. For nearly three decades since Caparo Industries v Dickman the Courts have treated Lord Bridge’s speech as having laid down a general test, composed of three limbs, for determining the existence of a duty of care. A series of recent cases of the Supreme Court – in particular, Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police…

Legal Blog & Publications, Personal Injury 8 Jun, 2020

IICSA publishes report on children in care of Nottinghamshire Councils

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report into the institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils. The report can be found here. The Inquiry found that “The sexual abuse of children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils was widespread in both residential and foster care in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s”. Counsel to the Nottingham investigation were all from Outer Temple Chambers: Patrick Sadd, Paul Livingston, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. The Inquiry received accounts of sexual abuse from around 350 people formerly in the care of the Councils, but noted that the true number of accounts was likely to be higher. The…

News 31 Jul, 2019

Olinga Tahzib appears in preliminary hearing in new investigation in Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Olinga Tahzib today appeared as junior counsel to the Inquiry at the first preliminary hearing in the latest investigation launched by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse: the investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. The new investigation, launched in May 2019, is thematic in nature and will review the current child protection policies, practices and procedures in religious institutions in England and Wales. Religions falling under its remit include non-conformist Christian denominations, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, Methodists, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The new investigation, in which a two week public hearing is set to take place from 16 March 2020, is separate from the investigations into the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches. Today’s hearing,…

News 23 Jul, 2019

Ben Bradley speaks at the PEOPIL Young Lawyers Group Conference

Ben Bradley spoke at the recent Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) Young Lawyers Conference in Manchester, on 29 March 2019. Ben contributed to a lively panel discussion with young lawyers from across Europe, focusing on the interrelationship between criminal proceedings and personal injury law. Outer Temple has close ties with Clifford Law Offices of Chicago, Illinois, with members of Chambers joined at the Conference by US attorney, Jack J. Casciato. Jack presented on aviation claims brought under the Montreal Convention. The Conference, held at the Manchester offices of Irwin Mitchell, was also attended by Outer Temple International Illness and Travel law team members Ian Denham, Dan Clarke, Tom Gibson and Olinga Tahzib together with Business Development Director, Paul…

News 15 Apr, 2019

High Court upholds appeal from PPF Ombudsman

David E. Grant and Olinga Tahzib appeared for the successful appellant in a High Court appeal from a determination of the Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman. The appeal concerned a narrow but important point of law regarding the construction of Paragraph 26 of Schedule 7 to the Pensions Act 2004 (“PA04”) and, in particular, “attributable to his pensionable service”. The facts The appellant, Mr Anthony Beaton, was an employee of CT Bowring & Co in the early 1970s and became a member of the Bowring Pension Scheme. On leaving his employment in 1994, he stopped accruing benefits under the Scheme and joined Fenchurch Group plc, and began pensionable service in the Fenchurch Group Pension Scheme. Four years later, the assets and…

News 18 Oct, 2017

Olinga Tahzib obtains reinstatement order for porter dismissed by NHS Trust

Judgment has recently been published in the case of Mr D Mills v East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, 2300298/2017. The case – involving the dismissal of an employee following allegations that he sexually assaulted a patient at an NHS Trust – provides helpful guidance to employers dealing with allegations of misconduct which result in police investigations and criminal prosecution. The Claimant worked as a porter at Eastbourne District General Hospital. In May 2015 a patient raised allegations that the Claimant had sexually assaulted her. The allegations led to a police investigation and ultimately to a criminal trial in February 2017 at which the Claimant was acquitted. Before the trial, however, the Claimant had been dismissed by the Trust. Following the police’s…

News 25 Aug, 2017

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